“We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn't come naturally. It's a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith.” ― Charles R. Swindoll In the last post … Continue reading Hitchhiker in the Kingdom 2
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, … Continue reading Hitchhiker in the Kingdom
And just what is suicide prevention, anyway? Suicide prevention is a broad topic. It encompasses everything from crisis response, such as being part of a mobile crisis response team, to working on system changes and public awareness of suicide and preventing suicidal thinking and attempts. Many job descriptions include various expressions of suicide prevention, including … Continue reading Why work in suicide prevention?
So what exactly do you do? How many of us hear that question often in the course of our business and private lives? This is a question I hear often, mostly because I have an atypical work situation, complete with an atypical work week schedule that makes every week unlike other weeks. People find out … Continue reading So what exactly do you do?
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ― Ambrose Redmoon “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” ― Jodi Picoult Expanding one’s spiritual resilience is at least as important as resilience … Continue reading Expanding Spiritual Resilience
“When Pope Julius I authorized December 25 to be celebrated as the birthday of Jesus in A.D. 353, who would have ever thought that it would become what it is today. When Professor Charles Follen lit candles on the first Christmas tree in America in 1832, who would have ever thought that the decorations would … Continue reading Unwrapping Christmas
"The fundamental principle of Christianity is to be what God is, and he is light." - John Hagee “Christianity is a daily supernatural experience with your Father God, not a set of rules” - Robin Bremer “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there … Continue reading Christmas – The Kingdom of Light 2
“The Kingdom of God is where we belong. It is home, and whether we realize it or not, I think we are all of us homesick for it." ― Frederick Buechner Isaiah 2:2-5 “ In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be … Continue reading Christmas – The Kingdom of Light
“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ― Maya Angelou The last post ended with a partial list of strategies I use in my life … Continue reading Strategic Resilience Building, Part Two
“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.”― Gever Tulley “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ― Margaret Thatcher Building resilience is one of the most important long-term objectives toward which a person can commit. Resilience improves our capacity to … Continue reading Strategic Resilience Building, Part One